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Tom Thomas

Assistant Professor
College of Business at SFSU.

Tom Thomas teaches in the area of the Social, Political, Ethical and Legal Environment of Business. He began his academic career as an assistant professor in the University of Washington's School of Business Administration, where he spent eight years teaching Environmental Management and the Politics of Business Regulation. While there, he co-founded the first MBA Environmental Management program in the U.S.

Thomas received both his Ph.D. (in Business & Public Policy) and his MBA from University of California, Berkeley.

Implementing Sustainability Initiatives: Lessons from Kimpton Hotels

May 4, 2:15 PM

Kimpton Hotels is a San Francisco-based hotel chain with 42 boutique hotels across the United States. In 2005 Kimpton launched EarthCare, a major environmental sustainability program. Two years down the road, EarthCare has proven very successful, both in terms of its environmental and business benefits. Conceiving and launching a sustainability vision or program, however, is only the beginning of a long and rewarding journey. Creating a supportive organizational culture and managing the implementation of such programs is a complex process.

This workshop explores the process used to implement and institutionalize EarthCare and the lessons learned. Presenters will offer a conceptual roadmap of the steps required to successfully implement sustainable business programs.

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